Hosanna Sunday – April 9, 2017  


Hosanna Sunday – St. Anthony & St. George Church/Chapel – April 8th – 9th

Sat.        4:00 p.m.     JoAnn Lewis & June Karpovich by Donna Decker Kearney and Family


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     NO MASS

            10:00 a.m.     All the Deceased Members of the Albert Family by Barbara Albert

                                 Palm Sunday


 Monday – Wednesay – St. Anthony & St. George Church – April 10th – 12th

Mon.     6:00 p.m.    The Rite of the coming to Harbor, with Liturgy

                                  Isabel Thomas by Barbara and John Koury


Tues.     6:00 p.m.    The Rite of the coming to Harbor, with Liturgy

                                  Joseph and Rose El-Khouri by Barbara and John Koury


Wed.     6:00 p.m.    The Rite of the Lamp with the blessing with Holy Oil

                                Angie Webby Wrhel by Joseph Webby and Vickie Austin


Thursday of the Mysteries – St. Anthony & St. George Church – April 13th

Thurs.    6:00 p.m.    Washing of the Feet

                                 Michael Elias by Subdeacon Crosby and Jackie Sparks

Great Friday of the Crucifixion – St. Anthony & St. George Church/Chapel – April 14th

Fri.        9:00 a.m.    Anaphora of the signing of the Chalice at St. George Chapel

                                 George Augusta by Daughter Georgette and Family


              6:00 p.m.    Procession with cross from St. George Chapel to St. Anthony &

                                 St. George Church… Burial begins at 7:00 p.m.


Great Saturday of the Light – St. Anthony & St. George Church/Chapel – April 15th

Sat.      11:00 a.m.    Prayer of Forgiveness at St. George Chapel

                                 For those suffering from Cancer, Diseases and other Illnesses by Pastor


              6:00 p.m.    Prayer of Forgiveness at St. Anthony & St. George Church

                                 Special Intention by Pastor


The Glorious Resurrection – St. Anthony & St. George Church – April 16th                    

Sun.       8:00 a.m.     NO MASS

            10:00 a.m.     For everyone who has helped and donated to our church by Pastor

                                 Happy Easter!


Sanctuary Offerings: The week of April 9th – April 15th, 2017


* To request Sanctuary Offerings, call Sadie Ann Deeb 570-283-0226 *


Bread                                                                            Sanctuary Candle

Angie Webby-Wrhel by Simon Daywood                       Irene Bender by Lena Michael

Paul Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick                              Paul Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick



Angie Webby-Wrhel by Simon Daywood                 

Paul Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick


Offerings to the Parish: The week of April 2nd, 2017



Collection       Novena        Candles      Grotto       Energy        Assessment      TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

$ 3,684.00       $ 18.00         $ 90.00        $  0.00       $  0.00          $   0.00            $ 3,792.00


2017 Annual Bishop Appeal:  As of April 2nd we have received $ 3,565.00

The assessed amount is $ 6,500.00. We have $ 2,935.00 to go, collection ends April 14th.


Second Collection (Holy Land Collection): Will take place on April 14th (Good Friday).


Thank You and God Bless You!

Confession: Examine your conscience…



Here is a useful question to help you to examine your conscience. To consider…

Have I eaten flesh meat on Friday or Ash Monday, or otherwise failed to

perform required acts of penance and mortification

A Prayer:  If I were to say I have not sinned, I would be deceiving no one but myself. 

Help me with your grace to examine myself in Your Presence.


Feast Days for the Week: April 9th – April 15th, 2017


Entrance into Lent:                                


Sunday:                Hosanna Sunday (Palm Sunday)

Monday:             The Miracle of the Icon of Christ in Beirut 

Thursday:            Thursday of the Mysteries

Friday:                 Great Friday of the Crucifixion

Saturday:            Great Saturday of the Light


We would like to wish a Happy Birthday & Anniversary to…


Happy Birthday!                   


Mae Thomas 4/8                     Teri Andrews 4/9                          Krystal Haertter 4/9

Aiden Thomas 4/10                 Rosa McCracken 4/10                  Jonathan Knepper 4/10        

Sadie Saba 4/11                     Michelle Khalife 4/11                    Lance Letteer 4/12

Rasha Shaker 4/12                  Bill Sod 4/13                                 Audrey Thomas 4/13

Jason Garcia 4/14                         Anthony Khoudary 4/14



Happy Anniversary!


Edward and Jean Michael 4/24                         Joseph and AnnMarie Blaum 4/25

James and Becky Ellis 4/26                               Matthew and Barbara Cuddy 4/27


Happy Birthday and Anniversary to our Loved ones in Heaven!


Parishioners: Please say Prayers for those in need…


Dan Ellis                 Leo Ziegler                Stanley Madaya               Elizabeth Borek


Sadie Saba             Kevin Lewis              Dennis Knepper              Paul Matreselva


Sandy John             Sharon Ellis               Ronnie Kasmark              Mary Bonczewski


John Becker           Jemiel Grant              Carol Ann Decker           Jonathon Knepper


Amy George           Vera Michael             Helen Joseph                   Larry Pudloski

Your Parish’s News and Upcoming Events

 Lenten Observances 2017:  Lenten guidelines for the Maronites on the U.S.:

·  All Maronites who are physically capable are to abstain from meat on all Fridays of Lent including The Great Friday of the Crucifixion.  Fasting in the Maronite Church involves eating and drinking nothing at all (except water and medicine) from midnight until noon.


A Big Thank You!:   I would like to thank all that helped with this incredible dinner we had on March 31st. A special thank you goes out to the shoppers, the prep women and men, the chair people, donators and supporters. You are the backbone of our church and society. We are truly blessed by God to have you in our lives. Thank you for your sacrifice and donation to our parish.


Easter Flower Sale:  Thank you for your continued support and devotion to decorating our church and honoring your loved ones.


Altar & Rosary Society Meeting:  Will held on Sat., May 6th at 11:00a.m. Thank you!


Heritage Day Preparation:   We will be preparing grape leaves for Heritage Day on April 10th at 9:00a.m. Please come and Help! Thank you!


Heritage Day Set up:   Set up for Heritage Day is at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, April 22nd.


Attention! Heritage Day:   Please come and support this amazing event and take a look back in time and see our heritage. The event will be held on April 23rd at St. Anthony and St. George Church (Park Ave.). Mass is at 10:00 a.m. with the program to follow at 11:00a.m. Guest speakers will include: Father Hanna, Mae Thomas, Dr. Raymond Khoudary, John Koury, Mayor Tony George, Christopher Sod, and Tony Brooks. At the end of the program a Mezza dish will be served for $5.00 along with beverages and dessert. Hope to see you there!


The National Apostolate of Maronites Presents, The 25th Annual Spring Raffle:
Cost: $100 per ticket. $ 17,500 in cash prizes! The drawing will be held on April 30th . Closing date is April 23rd. For more information call Mike Naber 914-964-3070.


Boy Scout Pope Pius XII Religious Award:   Classes for the Award will begin on Wed., June 21st at 7:45p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church (River St., W-B). Roman Catholic or Byzantine Catholic Boy Scouts enrolled in grades 9-12 (Fall 2017) are eligible for the award. Also eligible are Eagle Scouts who will be 18 after they receive their award, and Venture Varsity Scouts who will be 21 before they receive their award. For more information please call Mr. Lazzari at 570-825-2648 or Mrs. Malone at 570-207-2213.





     A Different Approach to Fasting


1.  Fast from anger and hatred…Give your family an extra dose of love each day.


2.  Fast from judging others…Before making any judgments, recall how Jesus overlooks our faults.


3.  Fast from discouragement…Hold on to Jesus’ promise that He has a perfect plan for your life.


4.  Fast from complaining…When you find yourself about to complain, close your eyes and recall some of the little moments of joy Jesus has given you.


5.  Fast from resentment or bitterness…Work on forgiving those who may have hurt you.


Beloved parishioners,

I pray to God that you are enjoying your Lenten journey, the love of God has increased in your hearts, your life reaches his graces and joy, and that peace settles into your life.